M&K M-7 system review

Thrilling drive for such a small system; excellent rear speakers and subwoofer Tested at £1750.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Thrilling drive for such a small system; excellent rear speakers and subwoofer


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    Superb integration

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    wonderfully energetic


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    Sensitive centre orientation

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After a brief hiatus, American firm Miller and Kreisel (M&K) is back with a bang: we've already tested (and been hugely impressed by) its SB-12 active sub and now it's the turn of this complete package.

This is a subwoofer/satellite speaker system, its main speakers being limited to a low of 80Hz; everything below is dealt with by the SB-12, which is more than up to the task.

The main array has three identical M7 front speakers for left, centre and right-channels, plus a pair of M4T Tripole rear speakers, able to fire in multiple directions for a more involving soundfield.

The system integrates superbly and is easy to set-up: we found the centre a little sensitive to orientation, but otherwise this is an impressively cohesive and wonderfully energetic system.

As a small package – albeit one with fewer curves than most in this class – it's hard to criticise.

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